Month: August 2013

Christchurch gambling culture revealed

Stuff.co 24 August 2013 Flashing lights, loud noises and an instant hit. It’s no wonder gaming machines have been labelled the “crack cocaine” of gambling. Non-casino pokie machines are causing serious damage to communities, prompting the Government to announce a…

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Race on to overturn transgender bathrooms

WND 22 August 2013 How many parents would accept this scenario? Their 16-year-old daughter comes home from public school in tears of  humiliation to tell them that several boys from the football team shared her  locker room while changing for…

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Banks to ‘cherry pick’ loans

NZ Herald 22 August 2013 New loan restrictions mean the “poor middle-class” hoping to buy their first home will be left out in the cold as banks cherry pick their ideal customers, mortgage brokers say. However, borrowers wanting low deposit…

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Select Committee hears CYF complaints process doesn’t work

Radio NZ News 21 August 2013 A select committee has been told that Child, Youth and Family’s complaints process is laborious, time-consuming and ultimately ineffective. A complainant, Graeme Axford, says his complaint to the service’s advisory panel in 2009 was…

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Govt Should Assist Family First-Home Buyers

Media Release 22 August 2013 Family First NZ says that the Government should do more to assist young families in to their first home. “Since 1991, home ownership rates in New Zealand have fallen, most notably for the twenty and…

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Gardasil: Guarding or Gutting Our Youth?

The Healthy Home Economist 15 August 2013 When I was in medical school, I had my first abnormal Pap, and it was quite abnormal, a precancerous lesion described as CIN2 (now revealed to be one of the most inaccurately diagnosed pathologies). I…

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How does a polyamorous relationship work

BBC News Magazine 19 August 2013 Charlie is talking excitedly about a first date she went on the night before. Next to her on the sofa is her husband of six years, Tom. And on the other side of him…

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Monogamy is outdated, according to controversial BBC investigation

The Independent 18 August 2013 Monogamy is outdated and “polyamorous” relationships, involving multiple partners, could become the new normal, according to a controversial BBC investigation. Monogamy and the Rules of Love, a Radio 4 documentary broadcast on Monday, features a…

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